04/19/15 11:43am

As you have probably heard by now, the Lilly Pulitzer Colection at Target debuted today. The interest was SO great across the country that the collection crashed the Target website early this morning.

Before the Target stores were even open, long lines formed outside the stores in Alexandria, Virginia (see above) and across the country. However, things aren’t going so well for customers inside the store. A shopping frenzy has ensued! Sort of reminds me of the Filene’s Basement Running of the Brides. Check the reaction out on Twitter below.

Did you go check out the Lilly Pullitzer Collection at Target this morning? What did you see?

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04/19/15 10:51am

For our Sunday Roundup, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites in the Alexandria area to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

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04/19/15 10:14am

Celebrating Alexandria’s Democratic Candidates

Just came across this…

Tonight, from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, the Alexandria Democratic Committee is holding the second annual ADC Straw Poll and Craft Beer Tasting Party at the Port City Brewing Company, located at 3950 Wheeler Avenue in Alexandria.

Candidates include:

  • Primary for Mayor – Kerry Donley, Bill Euille, Allison Silberberg,
  • 45th District Delegate Primary – Larry Altenburg, Craig Fifer, Julie Jakopic, Mark Levine, Clarence Tong
  • 2015 City Council Nominees – Willie Bailey, John Chapman, Tim Lovain, Del Pepper, Paul Smedberg, Justin Wilson.
  • Other Democratic nominees looking for support are: Delegate Charniele Herring (46th), Senator Adam Ebbin (30th), Senator Dick Saslaw (35th), and Senator George Barker (39th).

Tickets: are $40 in advance, $45 at the door Tickets include Beer Tasting and Buffet.

For tickets and more information, click this link or email office@alexdems.org.

04/19/15 9:51am

Become a Red Brick Town Contributor by Taking Photos!

Here is our favorite new photo from the Red Brick Town Flickr Pool, depicting the best of the Alexandria, Virginia area.

Check out this photo of Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. You can see other Flickr submissions we have posted about at this link.

Do you have a picture that depicts Alexandria, Virginia area? A GREAT way to contribute to our website is to share your photos in our Flickr pool by submitting your own!

04/19/15 8:55am

Celebrating Earth Day in Alexandria, Virginia
The first Earth Day started on April 22, 1970, and today more than 1 billion people worldwide participate in activities each year, making it one of the largest civic observances in the world.

So, be sure to mark your calendar for Alexandria Earth Day 2015! This year’s celebration will be held at Ben Brenman Park, located at 4800 Brenman Park Drive in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

This year’s theme is It’s Your Turn to Lead. The event will include educational exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages!

This year’s event will also feature the Upcycling Showcase, where students will showcase their creative interpretation of Earth day through literature, fashion, visual arts and performing arts.

DASH Bus is offering FREE rides on the AT 8 to the event. Click this link to print our your DASH Pass for Earth Day.

For more information on Earth Day in Alexandria, visit this link. To see photos from last year’s event, click this link.